Red Carpet Commentary: Met Gala 2011
Yesterday may have just been an average, any ole’ Monday for the rest of the world, but for fashion it marked the 63rd annual Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art—otherwise known as the Met Gala, and one of our absolute favorite red carpet events of the year! As per usual, the A-list in attendance did not disappoint. Who stepped out sartorially on top? Read on for all the deets as our PR Manager Alexis dishes on everything from the top trends spotted to the designers behind each fabulous look.
Who do you think most deserves the title of “Best Dressed?”
BOLD COLOR. “Love these cheery, upbeat colors—they scream Spring has sprung. Neon pink is my personal lust right now, and I love that Brooklyn went for it in a long sleeve dress. It works perfectly with her straight/short blonde locks. And Dianna… So sleek and polished, she always looks good. Love the red.”
Photos, from left to right: Brooklyn Decker wearing Giambattista Valli (Larry Busacca/Getty), Zoe Saldana wearing Calvin Klein (Larry Busacca/Getty), Dianna Argon wearing Michael Kors (Stephen Lovekin/Getty).
EMBELLISHED NUDES. “Blake channels a Grecian goddess is this gray & nude lace confection—I’m ready for a toga party! And Gwyneth…pure perfection. Love the champagne hue, it’s form fitting shape & subtle shimmer. All three of these ladies prove nude only gets better when embellished.”
Photos, from left to right: Ashley Greene wearing Donna Karan (Stephen Lovekin/Getty), Blake Lively wearing Chanel (Larry Busacca/Getty), Gwyneth Paltrow wearing Stella McCartney (Larry Busacca/Getty).
CHIC CUTOUTS. “Love these daring peekaboo cutouts! Shows just a hint of sexiness. Emma Roberts looks so beautiful and sleek in this one-shoulder white dress. And Ginnifer really makes a statement with the bold green—it’s great to see her be more edgy since she generally tends to play it safe on the red carpet.”
Photos, from left to right: Kerry Washington wearing Escada (Stephen Lovekin/Getty), Emma Roberts wearing Michael Kors (Larry Busacca/Getty), Ginnifer Goodwin wearing custom Topshop (Stephen Lovekin/Getty).
GOLD GODDESS. “You can almost never go wrong with gold. All about the glamour. Kristen and Claire both look so pretty, almost au natural. And Elizabeth working the head-to-toe sequins with the coral lip—such an Old Hollywood glamour moment.”
Photos, from left to right: Kristen Bell wearing Tory Burch (Stephen Lovekin/Getty), Elizabeth Banks wearing Tommy Hilfiger (Stephen Lovekin/Getty), Claire Danes wearing Calvin Klein (Stephen Lovekin/Getty).
ORNATE ELEGANCE. “Ornate as ever, I love it, so glam. Diane, talk about showing some leg! Love that she left little to the imagination in this bold slit—with legs like that, I say go for it! And only our girls Rihanna and Beyoncè could pull off these skin-tight creations… Sasha Fierce is bringing it here!”
Photos, from left to right: Diane Kruger wearing Jason Wu (Larry Busacca/Getty), Rihanna wearing Stella McCartney (Larry Busacca/Getty), Beyoncè wearing Emilio Pucci (Larry Busacca/Getty).